Category: Chronic diseases

Suffering from hypertension? Here’s why its affecting more South Africans

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by A4W Contributor

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. People suffering from hypertension are at increased risk of cardiovascular ...

Three reasons why COVID-19 can cause silent hypoxia

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by A4W Contributor

Scientists are still solving the many puzzling aspects of how coronavirus attacks the lungs and other parts of ...

COVID-19 causes an increase in rare Kawasaki syndrome like disease

Posted on Mar 24, 2021 by A4W Contributor

COVID-19 infections have seen an increase in cases of Multisystem inflammatory syndrome similar to Kawasaki syndrome and increasing ...

The DASH diet could reduce your blood pressure in just two weeks

Posted on Mar 17, 2021 by A4W Contributor

This healthy way of eating is a lifestyle change that can reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, diabetes and ...

Woman grows fingernails out of her hair follicles 

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 by A4W Contributor

Shanyana's hair follicles produce what looks and feels like hard fingernails!

Good news for type 2 diabetics  

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Type 2 diabetes has been under increased scrutiny as a lifestyle disease and while there has been increased ...

What you can offer diabetic guests

Posted on Oct 28, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help you avoid type-2 diabetes. If you already have it or ...

What is Leukaemia and what can you do about it?

Posted on Oct 8, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

Leukaemia and blood disorders may be considered rare, the kind of things you see on medical dramas but ...

Watch this: Men can get get breast cancer too!

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 by Watch This

Breast cancer in men is often misunderstood, contributing to late detection and an increased likelihood of death...

What causes breast cancer? Sorting fact from fiction

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 by The Conversation

what do women believe causes breast cancer? And what scientific support is there for these beliefs?

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